Reflection: Staircase of Complexity "Greed is Good": Chaucer's Revulsion with the Pardoner - Section 2: Creating Contemporary Contexts: Gordon Gekko and Chaucer's Pardoner: A Meeting of Minds and Themes


From the Faust legend to Rap music, we can find common ground when introducing students to themes in literature. By showing students the movie clip, I set them up immediately for understanding the Pardoner. Knowing the movie theme, they look forward to meeting the pardoner, and that made for a very successful lesson. This is particularly important when students have struggled w/ an earlier text, as my students have. 

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  Staircase of Complexity: Universal Themes
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"Greed is Good": Chaucer's Revulsion with the Pardoner

Unit 7: Take a Little Trip: The Middle Ages and Chaucer
Lesson 7 of 11

Objective: SWBAT explain Chaucer's critique of the Pardner in "The General Prologue," in "The Pardner's Prologue," and in "The Pardoner's Tale."

Big Idea: The love of money as the root of all evil resonates with students.

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